On This Day

What Happened on November 6, 1928

Historical Events

  • Clevelanders vote to build a stadium with city bonds
  • Colonel Jacob Schick patents 1st electric razor

Election of Interest

Republican candidate Herbert Hoover is elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate Al Smith

  • Swedes start a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the king

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Matz, American musician and orchestra leader (Hullabaloo; The Carol Burnett Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

Arnold Rothstein

Arnold Rothstein, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series), dies of gunshot wounds at 46

1928 Highlights

About November 6, 1928

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 93 years and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio